We have a rescue ax team. ICU Charge, RT, Pharmacy, Hospitalist, Lab, Security and House Supervisor. House sup can call on more support or wave off people if needed. If on peds or NICU, NNP will respond. We have guidelines for when to call a "RAT" It is initiated by calling the switchboard. We encourage no more than 10-15 minutes in the room and get to ICU. We actually like people to call them.. better safe than sorry and they are not abused here. Reducing code blues is a JCAHO iniative and a big patient safety issue.
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